Friday, April 14, 2017

Report: U.S. intelligence received warnings from allies about Trump and Russia

 Members of the British intelligence agency GCHQ knew about “suspicious” contact between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian operatives as early as 2015, the Guardian reported on Thursday, citing a source with links to British intelligence.

“GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious ‘interactions’ between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said,” according to the Guardian exclusive. “This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.”

Agencies from other countries, including Germany, reportedly shared additional intelligence with the United States through the first half of 2016, the Guardian said, citing “sources.” The UK and U.S. — along with Canada, Australia, and New Zealand — are members of an intelligence-sharing coalition known as “Five Eyes.”  

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